Observer Vol. 23, No. 9 November, 2010

Observer Article

APS Teaching Fund Small Grants Program

The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, established through the generous support of a $1,000,000 endowment from The David & Carol Myers Foundation, supports activities that enhance education and communication in the scientific and academic sectors in psychology. The Fund’s Small Grants Program provides seed support of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at strengthening the teaching enterprise in psychology in the United States and abroad. Here are brief descriptions of some of the recent Small Grants Program projects. ... More>

Presidential Column

Vying for the Prize

ike it or not, competition is a fact of life, the driving force behind evolution, and an intrinsic part of the human experience. Any time two or more parties, whether they are individuals, sports teams, corporate groups, political parties, or countries, strive to attain a goal that cannot be shared, competition will occur. ... More>

Observer Article

U.S. Senate FY 2011 Excerpts of Appropriations Report

The scope of behavioral research as seen in many NIH programs such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of General Medical Sciences and more.... More>

Presidential Column

The Evolution of Childhood

Michael Lamb has done us the great favor of reading and reviewing a major work by Melvin Konner The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind. As a field we have paid scarce attention to evolution.... More>


Damasio Awarded 2010 Honda Prize

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APS Fellow Antonio Damasio has received the 2010 Honda Prize, an international prize awarded each year to a distinguished scholar working in the fields of biology and technology. Damasio, Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, researches the role of emotion in behavior, particularly in decision making.... More>